American RadioWorks |
Michael Walker with students in Minneapolis (photo: @MPS_BlackMales Twitter account)

Boosting Black Male Student Achievement

The Minneapolis Public School District created an Office of Black Male Student Achievement earlier this year. One goal of the office is to help young African American men graduate from high school in greater numbers.

Recent Posts

  • 01.22.15

    Free Community College for All

    President Barack Obama wants to make the first two years of community college free for what he calls “responsible students” who are “willing to work for it.” It’s being called “America’s College Promise.” This week on the podcast we examine the prospect of free community college for all.
  • 01.14.15

    What’s in a number?

    Our guest this week has a message for high school seniors and their parents who are poring over the latest college rankings lists: Put ‘em down.
  • 12.23.14

    Who’s missing from the achievement gap debate?

    The achievement gap refers to the disparities in academic success between lower-income students of color and their more affluent white counterparts. But according to Quyen Dinh, executive director of the national advocacy organization Southeast Asia Resource Action Center (SEARAC), one group often left out of the conversation is Southeast Asian American students.
  • 01.05.15

    Following the Money in Education Philanthropy

    Philanthropic foundations have been giving money to public education for years. But our guest this week argues that philanthropies are increasingly pushing specific educational agendas.

American RadioWorks |
Michael Walker with students in Minneapolis (photo: @MPS_BlackMales Twitter account)

Boosting Black Male Student Achievement

The Minneapolis Public School District created an Office of Black Male Student Achievement earlier this year. One goal of the office is to help young African American men graduate from high school in greater numbers.

Recent Posts

  • 01.22.15

    Free Community College for All

    President Barack Obama wants to make the first two years of community college free for what he calls “responsible students” who are “willing to work for it.” It’s being called “America’s College Promise.” This week on the podcast we examine the prospect of free community college for all.
  • 01.14.15

    What’s in a number?

    Our guest this week has a message for high school seniors and their parents who are poring over the latest college rankings lists: Put ‘em down.
  • 12.23.14

    Who’s missing from the achievement gap debate?

    The achievement gap refers to the disparities in academic success between lower-income students of color and their more affluent white counterparts. But according to Quyen Dinh, executive director of the national advocacy organization Southeast Asia Resource Action Center (SEARAC), one group often left out of the conversation is Southeast Asian American students.
  • 01.05.15

    Following the Money in Education Philanthropy

    Philanthropic foundations have been giving money to public education for years. But our guest this week argues that philanthropies are increasingly pushing specific educational agendas.

Back to The Data

Trips sponsored by

Armenian Assembly of America


Total cost of 21 trips: $69,818.01


Traveler: Frank Pallone (from the office of Frank Pallone)
Destination: BOCA RATON, FLORIDA
Purpose: SPEECH AND PANEL DISCUSSION
Date: Mar 16, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $836.50
source

Traveler: Paul Unger (from the office of George Allen)
Destination: ARMENIA
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF FACT FINDING
Date: Apr 11, 2001 (10 days)
Expense: $2,497.34
source

Traveler: Sean Moore (from the office of Barbara Boxer)
Destination: ARMENIA
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF DELEGATION TRIP
Date: Apr 11, 2001 (8 days)
Expense: $2,497.34
source

Traveler: John Bradshaw (from the office of Robert Torricelli)
Destination: ARMENIA AND NAGORNO-KARABAGH
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Apr 11, 2001 (8 days)
Expense: $2,497.34
source

Traveler: Gregory Aftandilian (from the office of Joseph Biden)
Destination: ARMENIA AND NAGOSHO-KARABAGH
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONGRESSIONAL STAFF DELEGATION TRIP TO THE AREA TO ASCERTAIN CONDITIONS
Date: Apr 11, 2001 (8 days)
Expense: $2,497.54
source

Traveler: Bradley Ayers (from the office of Roger Wicker)
Destination: VISITS TO ARMENIA AND NAGORNOKARABAGH
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Apr 11, 2001 (8 days)
Expense: $2,497.34
source

Traveler: Elise Kenderian (from the office of Jim Saxton)
Destination: ARMENIA/NAGORNO KARABAGH
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Apr 11, 2001 (8 days)
Expense: $2,497.34
source

Traveler: Jodi Lieberman (from the office of Joseph Crowley)
Destination: ARMENIA
Purpose: TO OBSERVE US-FUNDED ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS ON THE GROUND
Date: Apr 11, 2001 (8 days)
Expense: $2,497.34
source

Traveler: Natalie Barusic (from the office of John Sweeney)
Destination: VISITS WITH GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS IN ARMENIA & NAGORNO KARABUGH INCLUDING PRESIDENT, FOREIGN MINISTERS, ENERGY MINISTER, USAID REPRESENTATIVE
Purpose: SEE HOW US AID DOLLARS ARE BEING SPENT - FOLLOW-UP ON THE PEACE TALKS BETWEEN ARMENIA & AZERBAIJAN OVER NAGARNO KARABAUGH
Date: Apr 11, 2001 (8 days)
Expense: $2,497.34
source

Traveler: Craig Albright (from the office of Joseph Knollenberg)
Destination: ARMENIA, NAGORNO KARABAGH
Purpose: FACT-FUNDING
Date: Apr 13, 2001 (6 days)
Expense: $2,497.34
source

Traveler: Anna Eshoo (from the office of Anna Eshoo)
Destination: LAS VEGAS
Purpose: RECEIVED AWARD AT GALA BANQUET
Date: Jun 9, 2001
Expense: $708.31
source

Traveler: Mitch Mcconnell (from the office of Mitch Mcconnell)
Destination: LOS ANGELES CA
Purpose: INVITED TO KEY NOTE DINNER EVENT CELEBRATING THE 10TH ANNIVERSARY OF ARMENIAN INDEPENDENCE, BEVERLY HILTON HOTEL, BEVERLY HILLS, CA, EVENING OF DECEMBER 8, 2001
Date: Dec 8, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $2,214.00
source

Traveler: Frank Pallone (from the office of Frank Pallone)
Destination: BOCA RATON, FL
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Mar 15, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $1,003.74
source

Traveler: Joseph Knollenberg (from the office of Joseph Knollenberg)
Destination: FORT LAUDERDALE
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Mar 16, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $1,084.40
source

Traveler: Joel Najar (from the office of Xavier Becerra)
Destination: ARMENIA (YEREVAN)
Purpose: FACT-FINDING: HOW U.S. AID IS USED; ON RECENT ELECTIONS. MTGS W/ARMENIAN GOV'T OFFICIALS AND INT'L AID ORGANIZATIONS
Date: Aug 14, 2003 (7 days)
Expense: $3,581.55
source

Traveler: Edward Burrier (from the office of Edward Royce)
Destination: WASHINGTON D.C. TO YEREVAN, ARMENIA-INCLUDED DAY TRIP TO NAGORNO-KARABAKH
Purpose: EVALUATE EFFECTIVENESS OF USAID DOLLARS, DISCUSS POLITICAL, ECONOMIC AND REGIONAL ISSUES
Date: Aug 14, 2003 (7 days)
Expense: $3,594.28
source

Traveler: Brian Daniels (from the office of James Langevin)
Destination: YEREVAN, ARMENIA
Purpose: STAFF FACT-FINDING TRIP TO LEARN ABOUT U.S. AID TO ARMENIA, TRADE & ECONOMIC POLICY, DEMOCRATIC REFORMS, AND INTERNATIONAL AND DIPLOMATIC ISSUES
Date: Aug 14, 2003 (7 days)
Expense: $3,583.00
source

Traveler: Jeannette Windon (from the office of Mark Kirk)
Destination: YEREVAN, ARMENIA DAY TRIP TO NAZORNO KARABATH
Purpose: TO INVESTIGATE AND EVALUATE USAID PROGRAMS, POLITICAL & ECONOMIC SITUATION IN ARMENIA
Date: Aug 14, 2003 (7 days)
Expense: $3,287.00
source

Traveler: Shelly Abajian (from the office of Dianne Feinstein)
Destination: ARMENIA AND NAGORNO-KARABAKH
Purpose: TO OBTAIN GREATER UNDERSTANDING OF POLITICAL AND ECONOMIC CHALLENGES FACING ARMENIA AND NAGORNO-KARABAKH AND TO SEE PROGRAMS AND PROJECTS MADE POSSIBLE WITH THE ASSISTANCE OF U.S. FUNDING
Date: Aug 16, 2003 (6 days)
Expense: $3,732.13
source

Traveler: Raffi Vartian (from the office of Frank Pallone)
Destination: YEREVAN, ARMENIA - LONDON, ENGLAND (UK)
Purpose: FACT FINDING TRIP
Date: Aug 16, 2003 (8 days)
Expense: $2,984.11
source

Traveler: Norm Coleman (from the office of Norm Coleman)
Destination: YEREVAN, ARMENIA
Purpose: TO ASSESS ARMENIAN PROGRESS ON THEIR MILLENNIUM CHALLENGE ACCOUNT COMPACT, ARMENIAN FOREIGN POLICY AND TRADE OPPORTUNITIES WITH THE UNITED STATES, AND AN UPDATE ON PEACE CORPS ACTIVITIES IN ARMENIA
Date: May 31, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $20,732.73
source



American RadioWorks |
Michael Walker with students in Minneapolis (photo: @MPS_BlackMales Twitter account)

Boosting Black Male Student Achievement

The Minneapolis Public School District created an Office of Black Male Student Achievement earlier this year. One goal of the office is to help young African American men graduate from high school in greater numbers.

Recent Posts

  • 01.22.15

    Free Community College for All

    President Barack Obama wants to make the first two years of community college free for what he calls “responsible students” who are “willing to work for it.” It’s being called “America’s College Promise.” This week on the podcast we examine the prospect of free community college for all.
  • 01.14.15

    What’s in a number?

    Our guest this week has a message for high school seniors and their parents who are poring over the latest college rankings lists: Put ‘em down.
  • 12.23.14

    Who’s missing from the achievement gap debate?

    The achievement gap refers to the disparities in academic success between lower-income students of color and their more affluent white counterparts. But according to Quyen Dinh, executive director of the national advocacy organization Southeast Asia Resource Action Center (SEARAC), one group often left out of the conversation is Southeast Asian American students.
  • 01.05.15

    Following the Money in Education Philanthropy

    Philanthropic foundations have been giving money to public education for years. But our guest this week argues that philanthropies are increasingly pushing specific educational agendas.